Justice Breyer Interview on Legal Writing

This past Saturday, US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer appeared on C-Span with Bill Press to talk about good legal writing. The discussion was part of the Burton Awards program held at the Library of Congress to honor partners in law firms and law school students who use plain, clear and concise language in briefs and other legal writing. Anna Burns, BLS Class of 2008, was a recent recipient of a Burton Award for Legal Writing.

In the conversation, Justice Breyer refers to his own book Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution, Call No. KF4552 .B74 2005 along with The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin, Call No. KF8748 .T66 2007 both of which are in the BLS library collection.

The link to the half hour conversation is here.